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        02-06-2014, 09:41 PM
      #61
    Foal
    How much is brute and what does it do.
         
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        02-06-2014, 10:52 PM
      #62
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by sorrel Thoroughbreds    
    Thanks I spoke to my mom and asked her what are we going to do if he is still limping after Laura comes and she said we are going to just take it step by step. Which I have no clue what that means but I hope he gets better soon. I will try to keep you guys updated. My mom says he has a slight limp and it has not gotten better she says his limp is so slight you can barely tell and on other days you can tell.
    I'm glad it's not a major limp, still the fact it is ongoing means he is hurting and it's not getting better. I do agree with the step by step but we will see. Please, keep us updated! :)
         
        02-06-2014, 10:57 PM
      #63
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by sorrel Thoroughbreds    
    How much is brute and what does it do.
    Bute is sort of the horsie version of aspirin. It's a NSAID. You get it from your vet (see, another reason!). As with any medication there can be side effects (and it is known for being hard on stomachs and can cause ulcers), and as with any pain killer it should be used with caution because pain is there for a reason and it can mask symptoms or make the horse feel up to doing things it shouldn't (running around, etc). Most people are comfortable using it in low quantities every now and then but if you don't even know what it is I would stay away from it unless a vet specifically says otherwise. Sorry I can't quote a price off the top of my head. It does come in different versions, some cheaper than others. I think the tablets are cheapest but prefer the powder, and there is a paste too.
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        02-07-2014, 03:54 PM
      #64
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    Bute is sort of the horsie version of aspirin. It's a NSAID. You get it from your vet (see, another reason!). As with any medication there can be side effects (and it is known for being hard on stomachs and can cause ulcers), and as with any pain killer it should be used with caution because pain is there for a reason and it can mask symptoms or make the horse feel up to doing things it shouldn't (running around, etc). Most people are comfortable using it in low quantities every now and then but if you don't even know what it is I would stay away from it unless a vet specifically says otherwise. Sorry I can't quote a price off the top of my head. It does come in different versions, some cheaper than others. I think the tablets are cheapest but prefer the powder, and there is a paste too.
    Thanks for your information
         
        02-07-2014, 04:06 PM
      #65
    Foal
    Rusty Update

    Last night a snow storm came in. It started snowing around 1:00 and got worse. I got up at this morning he had ice balls on his hooves so I tried to get it off of him but I could not. So I got a hammer and the part of the hammer where you get the nail out with. I chiseled the ice away and put Pam on his hooves. He still has a slight limp though. He is enjoying the snow though.

    First picture: Rusty roleing in the snow.

    Second Picture: Rusty laying in the snow

    Third picture: Me and Rusty yesterday
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        02-07-2014, 07:22 PM
      #66
    Trained
    DON'T consider reshoeing, if you haven't got the money(or it sounds like your mum hasn't got the inclination) for proper care, better leave him bare at least. Re 'only a little lame', horses are innately stoic animals & any obvious lameness can signify substantial pain/problem. That it is intermittent means that it's just worse at certain times, bearable at others, not that it goes away.
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        02-07-2014, 11:26 PM
      #67
    Green Broke
    Agree with loosie, as I (think) I said unless he NEEDS shoes (which he probably doesn't) keep him barefoot. Better in a bunch of different ways and saves $$ too.

    Cute pics, he is obviously loved. We are all hoping the best can come of this situation.
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        02-08-2014, 12:19 AM
      #68
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by loosie    
    DON'T consider reshoeing, if you haven't got the money(or it sounds like your mum hasn't got the inclination) for proper care, better leave him bare at least. Re 'only a little lame', horses are innately stoic animals & any obvious lameness can signify substantial pain/problem. That it is intermittent means that it's just worse at certain times, bearable at others, not that it goes away.
    Do you think Laura my farrier after she works on him he will get better? And thanks for the advise, My mom knows little about horses but she tries her best to feed and take care of Rusty. I am getting mentored by Rusty's old owner who is a experienced horse women who teaches me how to ride a little bit. (she does it for free)
         
        02-08-2014, 12:20 AM
      #69
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Yogiwick    
    Agree with loosie, as I (think) I said unless he NEEDS shoes (which he probably doesn't) keep him barefoot. Better in a bunch of different ways and saves $$ too.

    Cute pics, he is obviously loved. We are all hoping the best can come of this situation.
    Thanks for your advise and encouragement to help Rusty. I hope so too, and thanks he is a happy horse other then the fact he is limping.
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        02-08-2014, 03:43 AM
      #70
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sorrel Thoroughbreds    
    Do you think Laura my farrier after she works on him he will get better?
    Who knows?? We have no idea what's wrong with him, how chronic, how you will be looking after him in the future...
         

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